Game #94 Harbinger vs Grissel2

I played :

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Faithful Masses

(Harbinger 1) The Harbinger of Menoth [+24]
– Devout [9]
– Reckoner [16]
– Hierophant [0(3)]
Allegiant of the Order of the Fist [3]
Allegiant of the Order of the Fist [3]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon [6]
Reclaimer Gatekeeper [3]
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord [4]
The Covenant of Menoth [0(4)]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Horgenhold Forge Guard (max) [16]
– Attendant Priest [3]
Idrian Skirmishers (max) [15]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [0(5)]

VS

Trollbloods Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Power of Dhunia

(Grissel 2) Grissel Bloodsong, Marshal of the Kriels [+27]
– Dire Troll Bomber [19]
– Earthborn Dire Troll [14]
– Mountain King [36]
– Troll Bouncer [9]
Janissa Stonetide [0(4)]
Northkin Shaman [0(4)]
Troll Whelps [0(4)]
Dhunian Knot [6]
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (min) [6]
– Stone Scribe Elder [3]
Trollkin Runeshapers [9]

I’m going first.

Deployment :

Idrians prey at Bomber.

Rhupert gave pathfinder to Harbinger.
She ran behind the wall.
Rest of my army also ran.

Bomber ran to the wall.
Earthborn hid himself behind the building.
Grissel cast Deflection.

End of 1st round :

Right Allegiant came b2b with the flag and said +4 DEF.
Left Allegiant came to contest the flag and also said +4 DEF.
Idrians did some dmg to Bomber.
They also killed few Whelps.
Dwarves just ran forward.
Attendant Priest said Warding.

Mountain King and Bomber started shooting at Champion and they took him off the horse.
Earthborn came to contest the zone.
Unfortunately, no one had the opportunity to contest the right flag.

1-0 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

Harbinger cast Guided Hand on Dwarves.
She also cast Crusader’s Call.
One of the Dwarves charged at Earthborn and slammed him outside of the zone.
Few Dwarves and Champion took care of the objective.
Reckoner came to the right zone, to score a point there.
Monk stayed b2b with the right flag.
Idrians charged at Bomber, leaving him on few boxes.

4-0 on the scenario.

The situation looks very bad for Trolls.
My opponent decided to try CK.
Dhunian Knot gave Puppet Master to Bomber, Mountain King and Grissel.
Grissel started.
1st shot (Spray), cleared few disturbing Idrians.
2nd and 3rd shots (Quake), shot at Harbinger.
One of them missed, even with reroll.
Another one hit, but Vilmon used his Shield Guard.
Mountain King assault at Monk.
Spray missed him, so he dodged away.
Unfortunately, it hit Harbinger, dealing a huge dmg to her.
Harbinger also suffer -2 DEF.
It’s time for Bomber!
He has to cast Snipe, to stay away from Awe.
1st boosted shot missed, even with reroll.
Reload.
2nd boosted shot hit, but Devout used his Shield Guard.
Blast did few dmg to Harbinger.

In my next turn, I’ll automatically win on the scenario.

End of the game :

What does my opponent have to say about the game?

“After long time and request i had chance to play with Dziekan and his PoM army.
We play Harby against Grizz2.
We talk about this parring and we decided that i had low chance too win.
Like always another tough game with Mateusz 😉
His construction of army that doesn’t want too die, was a big barrier for my low model count army.
My list was based mianly on assasination run with few High Pow attacks.
I knew, that if i do not try assasinate Harby i lost on scenario play, so with hope for good rolls i try CK.
Unfortunetly Harby abilities, high def in some cases ( yeah, damn Monk its about you! One of the biggest problem in my opinion for trollbloods armies,one model can efficiently block zones and with harby its just not friendly to take one ;/ )book ( Griz likes KD)and Devout made her army almost unkillable and with pair with wall i can’t do anything her in this matchup.
In offensive side he had many arguments i had to be carful for example Dwarfs or Solos on horses.
Dziekan is one of the best player and great mate, playing with him is big pleasure 🙂
He always teaches me something new and helps me a lot.
Big High Five dude!
Thanks for cool game.
I’m waiting for the next one 😉
See Ya soon 😉

P.S. After our second game(raport soon) we found great idea on pairing PoM and Trollbloods.
We randomly choose numbers of casters for each other in secret and play this matchup 🙂 ”

A few words after game :

  • As Rafał said, it was a good paring for me.
    Trolls did not have so many attacks to deal with my army.
  • I’m starting to love Harbinger more and more..
    She is perfect vs living models.
  • Rafał, thanks for the game!
    I’m waiting for another one 😉

4 comments

    1. He gave Ashen Veil to Monk and Champion.
      Making Monk DEF 22 vs melee attacks.
      I can not imagine Harbi list without him 🙂

  1. How do you find the Hammer Dwarves in this list and what are the main reasons for taking them, I own some from my Mercs list but wasn’t sure to be honest, is it because of her speed boost for them etc? 🙂

    1. Main reason = I need some hard hitting models.
      They are just great with wpn master.
      Also, high arm, 11 threat and if Harb cast Guided Hand on them, you have crit smite on 3d6.
      In my opinion, they are “must have” with Harbinger.

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